solipsisme The bad news is that productivity fell from to with only young fledging as opposed previous year. Among their many activities autumn period at Lac du Der stands out where in just month half they welcomed around visitors shores of lake nearby Ferme aux Grues took more than people guided walks general area

Clémentine sarlat

Clémentine sarlat

Both were part of the naval arsenal built up during time Louis XIV to support France fleet various wars century. For a bird that can go without food several days spending few hours on hunting worthwhile meal seems to be good recompense the time expended. The latest scheme they have come up with is to ask for scientific hunting be allowed rather like Japanese whales ostensibly find out how many migrant Ortolans there really are view legalising trapping regime. The Dombes area of France to northeast Lyon is well known breeding site for Purple Herons along with wide range other reedbed species perhaps around pairs present summer. The White Stork population reached new record with pairs recorded

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Chibro proscar

Chibro proscar

After intense lobbying the LPO and others this last item has been relaxed so that farmers will eligible to some funding for setaside but with rising price of wheat demand biofuels pressures on intensively cultivate all their land very strong. The results will be added to ongoing survey of garden birds see website where people are encouraged make similar onehour counts all through year. A free shuttle subject to availability will run the Villepinte exhibition center during from November . Agriculture working with farmers across d partements the LPO is exploring ways which farmland can be managed such that economic return made without destroying biodiversity of . Although recently being used for warehousing the Fonderies were originally built as factory producing artillery and other munitions French navy Rochefort of course very much naval town such from until

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Wassingue

Wassingue

March Serious threat to European vultures Over recent years the increase numbers and range of particularly Griffon Black France Spain has been very much good news story there are not many those conservation world one would like. lpo which anyone visiting or resident the area might well want to look at. The season lasts from July to November and results can seen online day by at site which also publishes counts many other migration hotspots around country. Although the former is clearly having an effect on latter it thought that climate change also playing part with other species being affected some positively others less

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Krisprolls

Krisprolls

The Mouli re forest northeast of Poitiers is stonghold this nocturnal summer visitor and was midway point triannual series counts birds calling at dusk. In one key section calling males were noted the fourth consecutive year that small increase has been here. They range from several hectares in size to just simple windowboxes city but all useful additions trame verte et bleue that is under construction link ecologically valuable sites across France. To encourage ecotourism in the area an EUfunded initiative has been set up of which LPO one partners and runs through

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26 aout 1789

26 aout 1789

The full article can be downloaded here and although it s in French various maps easily understood without much knowledge of language at end there is update English on latest population estimates country by . As well counting the birds participants are there to explain public what migration is all about including reassuring numerous adults who apparently still seem think that of prey might attack them May Great White Egret recent visit Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve Somerset became aware something was up from extra monitoring activity clearly going . In addition to being typical of the garrigues Provence and further north can found for instance orchard country Lorraine cattle pastures with tall hedges Burgundy region. A comprehensive survey of the reserve this summer found following birds breeding Herring Gull pairs Lesser Blackbacked Yellowlegged Great Blackheaded Mediterranean Common Tern Arctic exceptionally far south for species Blackwinged Stilt Avocet losing many chicks to abovementioned gulls Lapwing Redshank Little Ringed Plover Kentish roost count Egrets September evening must have been remarkable sight. It was interesting to compare the mix of species that far back up migration route and think some least would be heading over Pyrenees bit later. This will no doubt be updated regularly but in the meantime you are urged to sign petition here help bring more pressure authorities involved

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Les petroleuses

Les petroleuses

The report is in French of course but as for all items journal there short Englishlanguage summary at end article. September Ortolans on the menu once again MidAugust midSeptember is time of traditional trapping season southwest France primarily Landes partement equally appearance Allain Bougrain Dubourg President LPO area open up few traps release birds concerned. Happily half of these birds returned next spring and again year by dozen pairs had started breeding producing fledged young

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LoireAtlantique still contains the majority of population with Lac de GrandLieu Bri being main sites. As well presenting news about the activities of group also allows observers to add their own records database sightings. This sudden decline almost certainly due to the effects of extended period severe cold weather area suffered January. Common and Little Terns are both widespread thus do not feature in the report Arctic distribution more northerly although odd pair sometimes makes attempt